IOM Continues to Support the Migration Data Analysis Unit at the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS)
Cairo - The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Center (GMDAC), delivered a workshop on Internal Migration, Urbanization and an Introduction to IOM Displacement Tracking Tool (DTM) to the Migration Data Analysis Unit (MDAU) at the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on 15-16 of July, 2018.
Thirteen CAPMAS officials and two experts from the Institute of Statistical Studies and Research (ISSR) at Cairo University, were trained by IOM experts on the concepts, opportunities, challenges, and mobility tracking tools to produce reliable data with regard to internal migration. IOM presented a needs-based planning methodologies aimed to promote better migration data collection and analysis, and support informed decision making. IOM’s partnership with CAPMAS dates back to 2013 with Egypt's first Household International Migration Survey (EGYPT-HIMS)
“The training was an opportunity for the participants to acquire knowledge regarding a comprehensive system of data collection, which accounts for the movement of different population groups, including their characteristics and needs. Participants were highly engaged and discussed the potential advantages of implementing data collection and analysis in Egypt,” said DTM Regional Coordinator, Lorenza Rossi.
The workshop was conducted in the framework of the Preventing and Responding to Irregular Migration in Egypt (PRIME) project, which consolidates integrated and multidisciplinary government responses to irregular migration under a rights-based approach.
The project is in line with Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy: Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially number 10.7, 11 and 17, to increase the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts.
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